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Dr. Loretta
Dr. Loretta, Dog Veterinarian
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My Maltipoo has a bad cough. She has had this before and antibiotics

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My Maltipoo has a bad cough. She has had this before and antibiotics took care of it. Can I give her 10mg of cipro every 12hours?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Loretta replied 1 year ago.
Good Morning and welcome. I am Dr. Loretta , a licensed veterinarian and am happy to answer your question.
I have a few questions to help me better assist you.
How old is your gal? Is it a gagging cough? Is she still eating well?
Thank you!
Sincerely, ***** *****
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
She is 16 and it is coughing. Yes she is eating. Thanks!
Expert:  Dr. Loretta replied 1 year ago.
Thank you for that information...
Because of her age, I would worry very much that she is starting to show signs of Congestive Heart Failure. The first signs of this is coughing because fluid builds up in the chest secondary to this disease. I do not believe that giving your sweet girl this medication or antibiotic will help. Take her to your vet as soon as possible to be sure what is causing this and then the appropriate medication will be given.
Does that make sense?
Expert:  Dr. Loretta replied 1 year ago.
Hi,

I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?

Dr. Loretta